About SWS

Welcome to

Salem Welfare Services!

About SWS

Welcome to

Salem Welfare Services!

SWS BRAND LOGO

Dove and olive brand = both motifs symbolise peace. 

A flying dove with an olive brand = dual symbolism of bringing peace to self and to others.

empowering lives = A life changed and transformed for the better; empowered.

impacting change = In turn, this empowered life will transform and impact change in the wider community.

VISION

To practise the biblical injunction of showing kindness to mankind, especially to the poor, needy and destitute.

MISSION

To promote the physical, mental, and spiritual well being and welfare of the elderly persons suffering from ill-health, disease or accident; the needy persons and people with special needs; without distinction of race, language or creed.

Singapore’s share of the “Aged’s population of 65 years and over”, has seen the highest increase from 9% to 15.2% between year 2010 to 2020.

The data shows that almost 100,000 residents were unable to or have difficulty performing at least one basic activity of washing or dressing themselves.  Of these, 62,500 people had difficulty with mobility- related activities like walking or climbing steps.

How are our average elderly coping now?



In the busy climate of Singapore, many elderly folks are left lonely and some do not even have family or caregivers to take care of them in their homes.

SWS was incepted in 1997 with the vision to provide meaningful care, support and counselling services to engage the elderly, the sick, the lost and the lonely, irrespective of race or religion.

In that same year, Salem Daycare and Rehabilitation Centre for the elderly was established in Yishun (323 Yishun Central, #01-271, Singapore 760323) as a result of this vision.  Services at the Centre included physiotherapy, exercise, socio-recreational activities, nursing care and day care facilities. Salem Daycare and Rehabilitation Centre is currently partnered with St Luke’s Elderly care and will reopen its doors after renovations at the end of 2022.

Today, elderly care with its challenges has grown. 

The Population Census 2020 publishes that Singapore’s share of the “Aged’s population of 65 years and over”, has seen the highest increase from 9% to 15.2% between year 2010 to 2020.  It continues to report that the proportion of households with at least one member aged 65 and above, and the number of seniors living alone, have both increased over the past decade (between 2010 to 2020).  The data shows that almost 100,000 residents were unable to or have difficulty performing at least one basic activity of washing or dressing themselves.  Of these, 62,500 people had difficulty with mobility- related activities like walking or climbing steps.

In response to these real challenges, SWS has been setting up community care services with engagement activities in

  • SWS Onesimus Village @ Kebun Bahru
  • SWS Onesimus Village @ Thomson Hills
  • SWS Onesimus Village @ Yishun (opening at End 2022)

PROFILES OF BOARD MEMBERS IN SWS

(updated 1 Mar 2022)

Board Members

Mr Choong Shee Sai

Chairman

Lawyer

(Appointed since 2019)

Mr Ng Keat Seng, Timothy

Director

Senior Tax Advisor

(Appointed since 2016)

Ms LEOW SOK FEN

Director

Principal Medical Social Worker

(Appointed since 2016)

Pastor Neo Ban Hui

Director

Lead Pastor of Salem Chapel

(Appointed since 1999)

Ms Wong Lee Nan

Director

Homemaker

(Appointed since 2016)

Mr Ravi Chandran S/O V Kathergamathamby

Director

Corporate Governance Professional

(Appointed since 2017)

Management Staff

Mr Koh Weng Kin

Executive Director

Salem Welfare Services

Ms Peggy Wong Wee Ping

General Manager

Salem Welfare Services

Annual reports

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

SWS is a registered charity under the Commissioner of Charities (COC) in Singapore. Financial information can be found here: